Falling Through the Net - briefing 1

Post date: 
18 December 2020

This is the first in a series of bi-monthly briefings, Falling Through the Net, which highlight some of the persistent gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

Our focus is now on the persistent, unresolved issues, which are now affecting people in far greater numbers as more people seek help from our social security system to get by.

In this briefing:

  • Migrants locked out of the benefit system
  • Ill and disabled claimants losing out on entitlement
  • Families affected by the benefit cap